There is a well-known and easy to execute drop hack. Players do this to avoid a loss and/or ruin the game for everyone if they are losing. In custom lobbies, avoid players that have a username of random numbers who civ pick China. In quick play, well, if you aren’t a hugh enough rank to avoid the drop hackers, I don’t know if it’s possible to rank up enough at this point. You’ll keep running into them. It’s a serious problem.
i just lost a game to UnsealedBead907 due to this very hack. He wasn’t losing entirely yet, but he was under constant pressure and struggling to expand. I had him contained in his base and poking and prodding both sides of his base and BOOM, de-sync error.
Yet I am the one who lost points, and he was awarded the victory.